This should be APPLIED ON STANDBY to avoid issues with Archive being removed before the Standby applies it.
CONFIGURE ARCHIVELOG DELETION POLICY TO NONE
So can I just copy over my flash_recovery_area to the standby FRA, restore database, recover database? Then set my log_archive_dest_2 on the primary and ALTER DATABASE RECOVER MANAGED STANDBY DATABASE DISCONNECT; on the standby?
RMAN> CONFIGURE ARCHIVELOG RETENTION POLICY TO APPLIED ON STANDBY;
Correct. The is the TNSNAMES.ORA entry.
I just want to be clear that in *.log_archive_dest_2='SERVICE=BCSTDBY_40 I put the tnsnames.ora entry of the server I want to connect to not the instance name?